- 05-28-2012, 10:31 AM #1
Ok, the discoloration and marking is not from the cheap cloth like I thought. I have many marks, smudges, and streaking on the back of my white Lumia now. Its happened over the past few days.
I thought maybe it was pen ink since I write a lot during the day and it gets on my fingers. But it doesn't wipe off of the phone. I noticed that the original marks from a couple weeks ago have faded a bit so maybe these new marks will too. Regardless, its still frustrating. I love the phone and don't want to give up on it so I may just put a case on it an move on.
Any suggestions on what to try as a cleaner? I just am using water now.
I've had 2 white 900s in a week. Same issue. The first one I got and activated at night without much examination. I noticed the next day that their was a small (1/2") round spot on the back that looked like the white was rubbing off and turning gray. Tried to wipe it off but it was in the plastic. I returned it to ATT for another white one. This time I inspected it and it was flawless. Well, 3 days later it has 2 gray streaks in the plastic!
if I wasn't so careful the last few days with it (read anal..:-) ) I would say maybe I did something. My hands have always been clean when using it, I use a clean cloth (from my HP Touchpad..no such issues) to wipe it clean of fingerprints etc, and generally have been very careful with it.
I will return for Cyan one now. I don't want to use a case. I like the feel of it sans case.
Anyone else have similar issues with theirs?
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- 05-28-2012, 10:50 AM #2
No. I had my white for two weeks. No issue with the finish whatsoever. Back on a cyan now. I do think the white is a sharper looking phone. The curves show up more and it just feels thinner to me. Either way its the same damn good phone underneath.
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- 05-28-2012, 11:01 AM #3
Interesting. Being polycarbonate, the color (or lack of color with white) should be the same throughout. Are you sure the gray spots are not stain. Polycarbonate is pretty tough stuff, but white is the toughest (and most expensive) color to produce.
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- 05-28-2012, 02:58 PM #6
Trying to get past these minor 'blemishes' cuz I really want to stay with white. Just concerned that if this is what it looks like after a couple days, what about a month, a year..ect
- 05-28-2012, 03:05 PM #8
I even thought that maybe something was on the cloth I use but I also use it to clean my tablet which had a poly back as well (black ) and no issues with that. Its also a pretty new cloth and only used to wipe phone and tablet off..
Agree that polycarbonite is tough and should have a consistent color throughout.
I'll probably just get over my hesitancy to use a case, buy one, and just move on..
- 05-28-2012, 03:17 PM #9
I will say that its slippery to handle. Not like the soft-touch Cyan or Black one, which is easier to grip.
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- 05-30-2012, 10:52 AM #19
It really sounds to me like somehow it got something on it that penetrated the pores of the polycarbonate which seems kind or strange as you would think it was sealed.Your smartphone is only as smart as YOU let it be!
05-31-2012, 01:16 PM #22
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this is going to sound dumb, but u don't happen to live around some sort of exotic radiated area that would alter things and create beings like spiderman could you? :P
may be get it plastic wrapped and see if the color still changes (just for temp)
05-31-2012, 02:40 PM #23
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- 05-31-2012, 09:29 PM #24
Here's the thing now that I think about it. I Keep the cheaper one in my company car and used it to wipe both of them when they were really new, which is when the streaking/discoloring happened. I havent used it recently and no new streaks have appeared.
Wow. Maybe that's it! Its been driving me crazy. Now I have to decide if I want to take back my 2nd one for a 3rd. If it turns out that's what has been happening then I guess its not Nokia's fault...Moral dilemma ...:dry
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